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How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds


Words by John Newton (1725-1807), 1779
Tune: ST. PETER by Alexander R. Reinagle (1799-1877), 1836. Public Domain.
Alexander R. Reinagle, pub.1836. Public Domain.
Key signature: E flat major (3 flats)
Meter: 8.6.8.6.
Public Domain
Organ Performance at Hymns Without Words
1. How sweet the name of Jesus sounds In a believer’s ear! It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds, And drives away his fear.
2. It makes the wounded spirit whole And calms the troubled breast; ’Tis manna to the hungry soul, And to the weary, rest.
3. Dear Name! the Rock on which I build, My Shield and Hiding Place, My neverfailing Treas’ry filled With boundless stores of grace!
4. Jesus! my Shepherd, Husband, Friend, My Prophet, Priest, and King; My Lord, my Life, my Way, my End, Accept the praise I bring.
5. Weak is the effort of my heart, And cold my warmest thought; But when I see Thee as Thou art, I’ll praise Thee as I ought.
6. Till then I would Thy love proclaim With ev’ry fleeting breath, And may the music of Thy name Refresh my soul in death.